Higher education (page 177)

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    Ideas Holding Back Education

    A recently released e-book exposes seven ideas (myths) that permeate the world of education, while all the time holding back student achievement. E. D. Hirsch, Jr. reviews the book in his blog. A British schoolteacher, Daisy Christodoulou, has just published a short, pungent e-book called Seven Myths about Education.
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, July 9, 2013
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    New AEI report urges higher education changes

    Amid growing evidence that the existing system of higher education is falling short of its promise to pave the way for economic growth, the American Enterprise Institute is issuing a new report urging reform. Although two- and four-year colleges are important linchpins in…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A recent report pans the performance of most education schools at U.S. colleges and universities. Terry Stoops discusses the report’s implications for North Carolina in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo discusses the Obama administration’s efforts to recruit young, healthy Americans to buy costly insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2013
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    Money magazine picks up the ‘college is oversold’ theme

    George “College is oversold” Leef will likely be interested to learn that Money magazine’s latest issue features an interview with Arizona State University president Michael Crow that leads off with the “big question”: “Does college still pay off?” Crow answers “unequivocally yes,” citing a 12 percent return…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2013
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    Looks like a bubble, quacks like a bubble

    Not convinced yet by our friends from the Pope Center that higher education is plagued by a bubble? Perhaps this brief Bloomberg Businessweek article will help convince you. More Americans than ever are getting college diplomas, and it’s costing them. Adjusted for inflation, tuition…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2013
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    Findings from OECD

    A week and a half ago, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published their annual “Education at a Glance” report.  The bottom line is that the United States spends more on education than any other nation. According to HuffPost, The United States spent more than $11,000 per…
    Terry Stoops, July 1, 2013
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    Another problem associated with the overselling of higher education

    A college degree is valued so highly — overvalued, if you ask George Leef — that many students are willing to take on huge student-loan debts with the expectation that a degree will give them the means to pay off debt with relative ease. Among the potential problems…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2013
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    NCTQ evaluates teacher education programs

    In a new report, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated the nation’s teacher education programs.  They examined 18 elementary and 22 secondary teacher education programs in North Carolina. The big winner was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  NCTQ placed the secondary education graduate program…
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2013